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Dec 11, 2013 8:00am PST
places, oakland, california. nelson mandela was about -- my daughter susan -- one of her many charitable activities that she does, this is one of them. if you will just kindly stand and the boy's will give you the national anthem of south africa and the national anthem of the good old usa. [music] [applause] >> marvelous rendition of our national anthem, but an incredibly impressive rendition of the south african national anthem. can you imagine those young persons, two or three days a week with every song and every opportunity for good music, being told by mayor ed lee about 48 hours ago what they next had to do? and they started rehearsing and they rehearsed and they put it together and please, another round of applause for that selection. [applause] >> for the occasion, a man who presides over city hall and all of san francisco, mayor ed lee. [applause] >> thank you mayor brown. welcome everyone to the peoples' palace at city hall, san francisco. today we mourn the loss of a great world leader who inspired the world and forever changed the hearts and minds of millions. the outpourin
Dec 23, 2013 12:00am PST
because general hins flew from california, leaving some of arguably the best medical providers in the world to come here to this hospital in pu puerto vallarta, mexico. she's such a believer in medical tourism, she's about to have her first surgery outside of the u.s. >> this will actually end up helping everyone in the united states who goes to the american hospital for surgery. because it will force american hospitals to look at their inefficiency. >> reporter: the trend the world is looking to take advantage of. >> earlier this month, the medical tourism association held a conference at caesar's palace in las vegas, connecting thousands of medical providers traveling to 200 countries. >> you came all the way here from india for the conference? >> yes. >> health care has really gone global. there's no reason that it needs to stay in your backyard. >> this representative says insurers are also getting involved. u.s. companies like anthem blue cross/blue shield are now exploring medical tourism as part of their coverage. and even more will get onboard, he says, because of the a
Dec 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
re. safeway. ingredients for life. >>> up next on a second look. marijuana in california. a story of how a century ago this became the first state to outlaw it. are the dispensaries breaking the law and how they get their supplies. we'll look at the growing problem of pot growers using private land for profit. >>> and we will look at canada for their recreational use. >>> good evening and welcome to a second look. i'm julie haener. this year marks the 100th anniversary of the first law in the united states to ban marijuana. it was enacted right here in california in 1913. at the time it seemed a little strange because hardly anyone knew about marijuana and everyone fewer used it. in 2001, ktvu craig heaps brought us this story about anti marijuana laws here in california and throughout the nation. >> reporter: if you lit up a marijuana cigarette on san francisco's market street at the turn of the 20th century, two things would have been different from today. first it was legal. and second hardly anyone would have known what it was. because marijuana use was almost unheard of in th
Dec 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
today. covered california says 20,000 people signed up every day. covered california starts on the first of the year. >> a close call for a fresno county sheriff deputy the deputy shot while responding to gunfire. the e.wasn't hurt the bullet was deflected by a knife. the shooters were aiming at trees >> no idea what they're shooting at. they're across the street. are >> have you to do it with due caution this, is not an area where it could be safe. >> that is lucky. >> if you're planning christmas dinner you may be serving turkey, maybe ham. which wine goes best? >> whatever they're serving i'm eating. michael finney teams up for answers. watch this. >> holiday celebrations and sipping wine go hanged in hand wrchlt do you start when shopping for wine? how much do you want to spend? the choices seem overwhelming but stay tuned the wine experts at consumer reports can help. >> are you looking for great wine to give as a gift during holidays? maybe trying to pick a wine to pair with a meal? blind tests a 40 different cabernets courts experts found choices at several price points the top-r
Dec 11, 2013 9:00am PST
of california. senator mark leno will now share with you how san francisco, university of california, and the state of california played a leading role in being the initiator of the divestment movement from south africa. senator mark leno. >> good morning everyone, it is a great privilege and humbling opportunity to be able to address you today. as nelson mandela of course transcend eded one of the most severe human dignities, harsh imprisonment for the crime of being who he was, for being the man who believed in the dignity of all and the fair treatment of all and for having dark skin. that was his crime. but he chose, as we heard, to forgive and he chose the path of peace when he could have chosen the path of war and he knew in his heart that only love conquers hate. i have personally experienced the dividends that have been paid as a result of his teachings and his mentorship. my good friend alice huffman who drove down early this morning from sacramento to share her thoughts, is one of her disciples. when i first introduced the nation's first air quality bills in the state legisl
Dec 4, 2013 6:30am PST
day. thank you. again (clapping) >> knoll let me introduce our tremendous leader in the california state senate darryl stein beggar. >> good afternoon to leaders from the bay area. when i hear people talk about this bridge and today's events the touchstone that is most often talked about is 1989 the earthquake. and this is, of course, appropriate. but as steven said earlier the touchstone for this great california event could be just as easily been 1936 the year the bridge was build. for in 193 of this country was in the midst of the great depression. a signal to renewed civic effort proved that the pioneer spirit still lives. and now, of course, it the 2012 and we're here again. today, we decade this new span worked through the toughest economic times since the great demonstration. we must make is a symbol a time of growth not just holding on. more californians working in jobs not more unemployment. a time to make real what we only dream of and not just settling for what is easy. a time for the inevitable disagreements over what we do to lead to principle comprised and progress n
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am PST
. i want everybody to know that. >> across the country in california, state republicans stooped to a new low to sabotage the law. >>> it's called cover california, and the administrators say it could set the stage for the rest of the country. >> on the left coast, the launch of the state exchange covered california wents pretty well. it reports it is signing up 2,700 people a day. that's good news for golden staters who need health insurance. bad news for republicans who are determined to undermine the affordable care act. enter connie conway. it is billed as a california resource guide and it looks like any generic health care website. it has something for everyone, if you're uninsured you can click through the ie don't have health insurance icon to find a page dominated by a calculator with the penalties imposed for not buying insurance. if you're young you can read that young adults will end up paying for much of federal health care reform by subsidizing the cost of sicker people. if you're a senior, you will find in the the handy faq accident that medicare provider wills see
Dec 7, 2013 10:30am PST
for the project. california/battery shown in this view has the corner expressed. as well as this cut-away view at halock, most are not familiar with, it's a very small alley. these two images show the corner in particular where we have taken the vertical rhythm of the existing facade and supplanted metal elements from the base all the way through and expressed through the roof scape of the building. this creates very unique spaces in the buildings at the corners for great views enjoying light and air. these elements reach to the roof at the california street side and organize roof terraces. this one for the top floor. and bracket the public open space at the roof level with large trellises that are extensions of the elements that rise from the street. we believe that the overall composition has a very unique kind of feel at the sky. and is expressive and brings people to the edge. we think it will bean:-will be animated on all elevations. this is the california street facade and new facade. and battery street elevation with its new facade. and hallock has much less detail but has the same ryhy
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am PST
in a different way. when i was going to school, california school's were the best. now they are among the worst with the new budget cuts. of course, my university is being privatized. all of the higher education is being privatized. all through the uc system. how do you run a modern state with tax cuts? we resort to desperate, back last november, we were asked to vote to make four indian casinos in san diego county pony up money. i thought this was a joke. they voted to do it. now, the governor proposes to borrow against future revenues. how did they deal with these social problems when the economic problems were far worse than what we can imagine today? this is from larry halprin's. and it has these quotes from roosevelt on the wall. he said in one of his talks to the people, "the test is not whether we have more, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little". it's a different philosophy than that which we have become used to. what i am going to show you is a lost civilization. it's a strange place. and yet, it becomes oddly familiar after a while because we built it and use i
Dec 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
valley heavy hitter wants to split up california. plus -- >> i'm live in san jose where a local charity is working to meet the needs of thousands of children this christmas. there was a big shortage of toys yesterday. i'll tell you what happened that turned that around. >>> we'll have details on your holiday travel forecast if you're leaving this weekend. >>> good news on the job front. the labor department says california employers added more than 44,000 jobs in november. those jobs came in construction, transportation, and manufacturing, and in retail. >>> 2013 may have been the most challenging year yet for president obama. approval ratings are low, even here in california where he has enjoyed significant support. mr. obama was asked if this was his worst year in presidency. he says he doesn't see it that way but says the flawed roll out was the biggest mistake this year. >> we have a couple of million people who are going to have health insurance just in the first three months. and yet, you still have 2 million people who signed up. >> as for next year, 2014, extendin
Dec 21, 2013 6:30pm PST
. it sounds nuts. >> crazy, because jenkins flew from california leaving some of the best doctors in the world to come here, to mexico. as the ceo of 360 global she has been connect others around the world of medical tourism. she is about to have her first surgery outside of the usa. >> this will help everybody, because it force american hospitals to look at their efficiencies and lower cost. >> i am from nigeria. >> it's a trend the world is looking to take advantage of. >> bring that down to a total of two. >> earlier this month, the medical tourism association held a conference in las vegas. >> you came all the way here from india for this conference? >> yes. >> the five-day conference ended with a class. >> health care has really gone global. there is no reason that it needs to stay in your backyard. >> joe haurbgins is with the medical tourism association. u.s. companies like united program, are now exploring medical tourism as a part of what they cover. >> if it's cheaper and if it's quality, you can't lose. >> well, my mexican credentials, i been the through medical school and my specia
Dec 23, 2013 12:00pm PST
care. coverage california says it has no plans to extend the deadline. that means uninsured californians still have until midnight tonight to sign up for health insurance that would start on january 1st. >> reporter: for the tens of thousands of californians waiting for health coverage, the holy grail is a little more than a week away, but you have to sign up by the end of today for it to kick in by january 1st. >> do it online. go to our local insurance agent. that is the best way to do it. >> you can also call covered california's phone center, but there can be more than a half- hour wait, and it's likely to get longer as the deadline nears. that's the trend they have seen. enrollment doubled from october to november, and last week up to 23,000 people were enrolling per day. unfortunately, older californians are enrolling at a higher rate than younger, according to figures four earlier this month. insurers need a higher percentage of younger and healthier enrollees to make the policies financially viable. but covered california officials say they expected more older people
Dec 28, 2013 9:00pm PST
today facilities in southern california and new york have offered to take her but only after a tracheotomy and feeding tube inserted. the family will have to provide their own doctor for that. the family responded saying, we hope by this time tomorrow we'll have a path toward her removal and will have preserved whatever chance she and we have of her achieving any recovery. today we also heard from the hospital. >> first they said they had insurance, now they don't have insurance. first day at a facility in the bay area, that fell threw. now they have another facility in southern california, but they haven't called us back. >> the fund-raising effort has raised $3,000 so far. they hope to bring in $20,000. >>> oakland police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened during a birthday party last night. "the oakland tribune" reports 43-year-old frederick parker was hosting the party for a friend when he was shot outside his apartment on 96th avenue near ban cost. parker had stepped outside for a cigarette when the shooting happened. police have not made any arrests. >>>
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm PST
rainto criticism from state governors like ronald reagan. medical, our medicaid program in california, is increasing by 50% aear. ints first 16 months, it was budgeted for $746 million. bu$876 million were spent. this program went $130 million in debt in that limited time. that debt must be paid out of this year's budget. we're in trouble in this phase of welfare. in california alone, hastily drawn legislation in this field can bankrupt our ste unless we have revisions. the costs of medicare and medicaid coinued iseatn alarmingate. asesult, gislators havehiedway fromrodi t nationalalth iuranceg large numbers ofmeca hadequate accesstoeah care fromrodi t nationalalth iuranceg weskedcomisticill labout the economicationa fogornmentubsized al care. the fundamental argument for govement subsidized healthare the elderly and the poor is that a market economy doesn't distribute income in the way most people consider desirable. a market economy does have its own principle of income distribution. a market economy pays people more the mo economically productive they are. this principle probably k
Dec 24, 2013 2:00am PST
are older so it's a mix. this plan was prepared because california has instituted a coordinated care initiative. in january of 2012 governor jerry brown introduced the coordinated care initiative. its purpose across the state of california is to improve coordinate and coordination of service delivery for consumer satisfaction of the groups i mentioned and at the same time substantial savings so they want to shift where services are provided. i should tell you that the coordinated care initiative is tied to the affordable care act. this is an implementation of an aspect of the affordable care act in the state of california. the affordable care act is intended to reduce the overall costs of healthcare and 15 states, including california, are designing integrated care models while the coordinated care initiative is california's demonstration project under the ac a. coordinated care initiative requirements beneficiaries who also qualify will be enrolled into managed care health plans for their medical benefits. i just want to review at a minimum, at a minimum. ihss, mssp the multi
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
district and there are buildings at intersection of california and battery. at the northeast corner, can i have an overhead please? we have a 260 california street as well that is a 12-story building as well, if this project goes through this will equal the height. so when you think you are looking down california street, which is one of our thoroughfares and people up and down the cable cars, looking the view and east down california. this 12-story building will match the height of this historic 12-story building. we have to be sure when we change the viewses and changing the street scape here, that we make sure that we are going through proper reviews. and also when you are on the southwest corner at california and battery, you have the robert dollar building that is another historic building on the other corner. changing the massing around that corner and the sight lines and views around that corner. when we have a project, we want to be sure that we are honoring decades of planning and code and procedures and to give the a few review that it deserves. and the reasonable amount o
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Dec 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
. >> russia changing its amnesty laws. and drought conditions hitting some california farmers hard. it could be mean higher prices for you at the supermarket. ♪ >> bipartisan budget deal passing the senate today after sailing through the house last week. it passed a key hurriel o hurdln tuesday and avoided on the non-c spending. that will be restored. we're going to see $23 billion reduction in the deficit over 20 years. if you add those up the money has to come from somewhere. people who fly will see an increase in ticketing fees. >> it appears we are having problems with libby casey's live shot coming out of the nation's capitol. we'll try to re-establish that live shot for you and talk to libby on the back end. >>> a stunner coming in from the federal reserve. ben bernanke and the other policymakers announcing that the economy has no now improved enoh to ease back on the long running stimulus program. economists feared that the fed would not act before a stronger economy. this will be ben bernanke's last conference of the year before leaving for the holidays wall street not liking what
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
of "what if?"... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at or call 1-800-752-6631. >>> people across south africa are remembering the late nelson mandela today. mourners have been gathered all day. krur taking a look there. they've built a wall of flowers and messa messages these are live pictures from outside of the home. >> south after yak's president announced a series of events to honor mandela. sunday will be a national day of prayer and reflection. tuesday a memorial service in a stadium. the body of the leader will lie in state up until sunday, december 15th the president and first lady will travel next week to pay respects >> we'll always love him for teaching us it is possible to ov overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. >> desmond tutu says the best way to honor mandela is follow values he embodied. >> in 1985 college campus as cross the u.s. m
Dec 23, 2013 11:00am PST
it is going to be. >> california's exchange is keeping the call centers open until 8:00 tonight to help people enroll. they are get a high number of calls so you may have to keep trying. >> meteorologist, mike nicco, is on the roof of the kgo broadcast center with the forecast. >> we have to talk about the poor air quality the first thing, because it will be here for a while. if you are a last minute shopper or a last minute travelers i will look at the trust here and the state and across the entire country. >> target is in the crosshairs of a legal backlash after the massive credit card beach with customs seeing fraudulent charges appearing. >> positive economic signs how much members are spending on holi >>> covering los altos, antioch, petaluma and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> new this morning, more trouble for target, seeing fewer shoppers in the recent data breach likely to blame. >> "wall street journal" today reports the number of transactions fell 4 percent over the weekend with stolen card accounts showing up for sale on the black market according to the reporter who broke the
Nov 30, 2013 6:00pm PST
. more than 5,500 people are dead with nearly 2,000 still missing. >>> california law makers will see a bump up in their paychecks. their base pay is going up to $95,000 a year. california law makers are the highest paid in the nation, but unlike most other law makers, they do not receive pensions. governor jerry brown's yearly paycheck is going up $9,000, making $173,000 a year. below the high salary for california governor $212,000 back in 2008. >>> next at 6:00, this holiday season, your donation can save someone's life. how a pint of your blood can affect so many people. >>> bay area libraries are taking a lot more than cash for fines this month. why you can pay off overdue books going through your pantry. we'll explain it. >>> right now seeing temperatures in the 50s across the bay area. one more nice day as you wrap up the weekend. approaching 70 tomorrow. a winter blast having a big impact on your seven-day forecast. >>> folks who check out library books on the peninsula will pay fines with canned goods. it only goes on through december though. all the food collected will go to
Dec 21, 2013 12:30am PST
fight. why take this on now? >> cities all over the state of california are being squeezed by skyrocketing pension costs. having to cut services. in san jose we cut services for a decade. and we've just reached the end of what we can do without getting control over the costs. it's absolutely vital to cities all over the state, not just the city of san jose, that we get control over these skyrocketing costs and that's why i'm taking it on. >> in fact, the state controller came out with a study that said public employee pensions in california reported $158 billion eepas of june 2011. liabilities i want to ask you this. other cities have enacted pension reform as well. and -- but it's primarily for new hires. what you're proposing as part of the initiative would affect the benefits for current workers as well. now, these were workers that were promised a certain number of benefits when they were hired. is it fair to take those benefits away from them or to reduce them? >> the solution that i'm proposing is a reasonably fair solution to a complex problem for which there is no p
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
up with a clever real estate deal to help keep the team in california. >> i came to california with no money. everything i have i owe to the state of california. >> next week, this man has completely revitalized the nba franchise and he is not satisfied. hear about his plans for a brand-new arena in san francisco next week on "sportfolio." in the spring of 2013, most nba analysts thought the sacramento kings were playing out the spring. a deal was in place to sell the team and moving to seattle, but mayor kevin johnson led the effort to find investors to match the offer. cory johnson shows us how a team of tech moguls has the kings poised to achieve great things. >> it is ripe with tech team owners. there's a new ownership group for the sacramento kings. >> i think of it as a social network. >> he is hoping it will turn around a moribund franchise. he is not going it alone. >> these are truly smart people. >> people like paul jacobs and chris kelly. >> this ownership group has the most patents. we might not have the most wins, but we have the most patents. >> chris mullin is hi
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
bay. we do have the tail end of it here pushing into north california bringing us cold conditions. we are getting a blast of cold arctic air. it will be much cooler tomorrow afternoon and down right freezing. we will talk more about the frigid temperatures in a bit. >>> a new report from the state department of water resources say california could face a third straight dry winter. >> reporter: california's rainy season started dry and then wet. both winters were dryer than normal. the resser reservoirs are down. resources in colorado predict a dry winter is possible. water conditions in the ocean have been an indicator of our rainy weather. the patterns have led researches to make 3 predictions. there will be near normal to dry conditions including lake mead, which is a key source for southern california. el nino conditions could bring moisture to the southern half of the state. two or three good storms could turn everything around. charles clifford, kron4news. >> a plane owned by a san jose man is missing in the idaho wilderness. >>> a palo alto man has the power of the white house b
Dec 13, 2013 2:00pm PST
program and the california public utilities commission and cleanpowersf energy efficiency and facilities and local jobs patrols strategies and. >> maybe thank you mr. chair typically we start the status with the status of the puc and barbara hail is here to provide that to you. >> thank you. most of our activities recently on the cca front for in puc proceedings where pg and e's green tariff option has continued to move forward. developing a green rate the statute requires a commission decision by july so we are expecting that the commission will need to issue at least a proposed decision in the april time frame in order to meet that statute requirement at this point we would expect pg and e's projected green tariff rate to be initially offered at 12.3 cents a kill owatt hour and that rate is forecast to increase to 9.4 cents a kilowatt hour in january so pg and e's basic service energy component of basic service rates is increasing come january to 9.4 cents and their current proposal before the cpuc under the green tariff option would be to offer the one hundred percent green power a
Dec 28, 2013 12:30am PST
a quick review of some highlights of 2013. 2013, the year of the california comeback and governor jerry brown rising. he visited china in april to establish a trade relationship and ended the year with a big budget surplus for the state. a stalemate in congress led to the sequester and a federal government shutdown for more than two weeks. shuttering attractions and furloughing workers. it was a bumpy launch for the affordable care act while the covered california rollout went more smoothly. the push for comprehensive immigration reform stalled. president obama's approval ratings took a big hit even in solidly blue california. same-sex marriage advocates celebrated rulings by the u.s. supreme court. edward snowden leaked about surveillance and raised eyebrows. >> privacy lets us determine who we are and who we want to be. >> and questions about the role of silicon valley companies. social media darling twitter had its ipo. the latest tech boom in the bay area fueled job gains and higher housing prices. there was the long-awaited opening of the new eastern span of the bay bridge, after m
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Dec 2, 2013 7:30pm EST
take a digital do over if you could? soon kids around california will be able to erase their online indiscretions. what about the rest of us? ♪ >> our digital producer wag is here to bring in your questions and comments live throughout the show. if you could hit digital delete on your digital path. >> my entire pubertiy from 1993 to now. but some how it got me this job, so no. but niles on twitter makes a great comment. he goes, nothing is sacred on the internet. we should assume that anything we post is out there for the world to see, even with privacy settings. aina said this should be available to all people. not just minors. and again 20 out of 23 kids in the class said they felt scared by social media. >> that may not be such a bad thing. it candidates there i indicatest there. it is going to be an option in 1919. the eraser law allows miners to remove content or information. other states are considering similar bills. and in the u.s. senate ed markey has reintroduced his federal legislation called "the do not track kids" act. not everyone is on board. critics say while the p
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Dec 27, 2013 5:30pm EST
country fire chief in holding back the deployment of any resources. >> early-august, southern california - the hills outside los angeles are on fire. >> california's governor has declared a state of emergency. we've just arrived on the scene. the situation is critical. >> the entire mountainside is smoldering. this thick acrid smoke smell in the air and we're following this strike team now right into the top of the mountain to where the fire line begins. >> for this blaze, the combined might of the firefighting forces of california is on full display. in just 24 hours, the costs have already run into the millions. >> it's been a busy season. it started really early for us we had pretty significant fires in may which is pretty rare. it just seems like a lot of fires are burning. as far as the outlook for this season. it's going to be a busy one. >> these are serial conflagrations now, and they're magnifying themselves, and the costs are enormous. >> costs like this sprawling "fire camp" that's emerged overnight to support the thousands of personnel deployed. you think of how much money th
Dec 28, 2013 6:00pm PST
preliminary approval for accepting jahi on a ventilator, one in southern california, the other in new york. jahi mcmath was pronounced brain dead december 12th after complicationed from surgery to remove her top -- tonsils. her family has been arranging transfer to another facility. they say a bay area facility no longer has room available. the hospital will help in that transfer but the family has not passed on information on the alternative facilities, and this is still all happening under a -- [inaudible] >> unless there's another court order, the judge has said that at 5:00 p.m. on monday, the body of jahi mcmath may be removed from the ventilator, which is the only thing that is keeping her heart beating now. reporter: that court order and the costs related to transferring her to other facilities are adding to the century genesis for jahi's family. they have launched a crowd sourcing page to raise money, and they're also planning a fundraiser tomorrow. >>> oakland police are investigating a deadly shooting that appeared during a birthday party last night. 33-year-old frederick parker
Dec 30, 2013 12:00pm PST
is in the process of trying to move her to another hospital. they were turned down by two california facilities and are waiting to hear from a new york hospital hospital. >> she is deceased. no amount of hope or prayer can bring her back. >> reporter: last week an outside physician appointed by the court agreed with the hospital's diagnosis of brain death. we did reach out to the family and the family's attorney. we heard from jahi's uncle who says the family might be releasing a statement this afternoon so we'll just have to wait and see. as far as we know, we haven't gotten any new information from that side at this point. michelle, back to you. >> cate, does the family have any other options? >> reporter: last we her, michelle, the family's -- last we heard, michelle, the family's attorney was considering a restraining order against the hospital. without any confirmation, we don't know what the plan is today. >> so sad. cate caugiran live in oakland. thank you. >>> two bombings in two days and more than 30 dead in russia and today the country's president is promising tighter security with th
Dec 8, 2013 7:30am PST
payments. california is paying $700 million a year to support low income workers. now they're try and put a ballot measure to raise minimum wage conservative in california. >> they're doing it on a practical basis and frankly it is appropriate that they do so because if there is any reason why the deduct ability of the cost of an employee from your tax return ought to be the way you do it not therefore pay them -- pay them wages and therefore not give them application for food stamps. >> this is not going to work next year. it's not going to work. legislature raised minimum wage in california. >> that's california. >> yes. >> but the rest of the nation, the numbers are atrocious. even barack obama, president of the united states, has said it should be at least $10 over whatever period of time he is talking about. so something is going to happen on this issue. now that the reits are looking respectable on the issue, it could happen. >> i am skeptical for voters that a battle measure in california will go for raising minimum wage when it was just raised by legislature. they'll say why shoul
Dec 14, 2013 12:30am PST
, and welcome to the kqed newsroom. as 2013 comes to a close, california may have seen one of the driest years on record. wildfires flared across the state, yet managing the state's water supply has long created controversy, environmentalis environmentalists, firefighters and voters against each other. the irrigation water is home to much of the state and also home to wetlands and wildlife. the state's proposal backed by governor brown would build two massive tunnels to move water from the north to the state's more populist south. the state said it would also save the delta's endangered species. but critics have called it a water valve and vowed to block it. paul rogers, san jose news, environmental writer. the draft plan was released this week. what are some of the key points and what has the reaction been like? >> well, the plan is pretty intimidating to a lot of people who are just casual news observers. it's 34,000 pages. >> wow. >> you can't even get your mind around that. but it really boils down to a couple basic facts in california. two-thirds of all the water, the rain and the notice,
Dec 29, 2013 9:00pm PST
after complications from a tonsillectomy. this afternoon, the southern california hospital withdrew the transfer. they hoped to raise money to help pay for the hospital transfer. it was cancelled after the pastor received news from the family's lawyer. >> i was informed via the attorney to not have the fundraiser because we're still trying to solidify a facility for her and we definitely don't want to raise funds for something that is not iron-clad. >> the family had also launched an online crowd sources page to raise money to transfer her. they reached their goal of $20,000. the web page states all of the money will go toward keeping her on a ventilator at a new location. the hospital would be willing to talk with any facility willing to accept her, but have not been contacted. >> we have not heard back from the attorney for the family, so we don't know where things stand. >> the family did not say today if they've been in contact with the facility in new york. >>> san francisco police hope to find witnesses who might have seen a man being shot to death near japan town. it happened
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